Intentionally or otherwise, you ordered them by number of GS titles won.
5 Hingis >
5 Serena >
4 Venus >
4 Arantxa >
3 Davy >
3 Jenny >
2 Mary >
1 Gaby >
You also failed to say if this is career, or who beats who on best day. And is it singles only, or tennis?
Career, tennis, there's nothing wrong with your list, except Conchi belongs ahead of Gaby. Martina leads Serena in GS doubles titles 9 - 8, and that's a fine tie-breaker if you're talking tennis, not just singles.
Singles only, each during their best year, on a good day?
Serena > Venus > Hingis > Arantxa > Davy > Jenny > Mary > Gaby > Conchi
I almost put Davey over ASV, but then I thought, the Arantxa who won RG in 1998 was already several steps slower than she was at her peak. At her best I think she'd have run down everything Lindsay could throw at her.
I'd LOVE to see ASV at her best play Serena. Serena may think Venus and Kim make her hit a lot of shots. Arantxa was a human backboard. That match would be some fun.
BTW, Venus over Martina on their best day is a tough case to make. To my eyes, Martina 1997 was way faster than Martina 2000+. And they both like to rally til they get something to exploit.
If Venus serves the lights out, its all over.
If Venus has a good not great serving day, say 7 aces, 3 DFs, and her winners are about eqaul to UEs, the Martina 1997 would win a lot. Like 50% of the time. So I'm putting Venus ahead of Martina, but if you want to argue the other way, you won't get much grief from me. I do remember what Maritna was.
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Last edited by Volcana; Feb 16th, 2003 at 09:47 PM.